Wycombe boss Gareth Ainsworth has admitted that ‘it’s been tough to prepare in the right way’ due to Wanderers' heavy fixture list.

The Chairboys will play four straight games at Adams Park from November 9 to November 20, a rarity for the South Bucks club, as they have played 15 of their 23 fixtures of this season away from home.

And with injuries to key players along with a loss of form, as Wycombe are winless in their last four matches, Ainsworth hopes his side can get over their recent blip against Portsmouth this weekend.

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Speaking ahead of Pompey’s visit to Adams Park, he said: “It’s tough to prepare in the right way with all the games coming up.

“Training is minimal so it is important to get your message across to the boys, but, I’m looking forward to seeing what we can do against one of the pre-season favourites in Portsmouth.

“They have started slow but believe me, they will be up there, or thereabouts without a shadow of a doubt.

“We need to make sure that we are on this and then we have got Hartlepool, Bolton, Plymouth, Sheffield Wednesday, Wimbledon and Bolton again, with potentially another match against Lincoln in there as well so it's chaos.

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“There is a lot going on, but at the moment, my focus is Pompey."

The message for their battle against the south coast side will be to have a good start to the match – a pattern of Wycombe’s early-season success.

So far this campaign, nine of Wycombe’s 26 league goals have been scored inside the first 20 minutes.

Wins against Accrington Stanley, Cheltenham Town, Lincoln City, Gillingham, and Doncaster Rovers have all been secured with positive first-half displays.

However, Wanderers do not have the best of records against Danny Cowley’s men – winning just four games in 15 matches.

He continued: “We always start well.

“The boys have got energy and they are up for it in every game and against Ipswich, I thought we were very good for 25 minutes.

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“However, we need to make sure that we capitalise and stay in front and if we do get in front, like in the Morecambe game, then we need to show our character and get back into it like we did against Hartlepool.

“We know that we can play in any condition and in any situation, it is just keeping the consistency, and we know one game doesn’t make a season, but, six, seven, eight games on the spin do, and I want to get back to winning ways.”